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Stuff Every American Should Knowby Denise Kiernan
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When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America's official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn't name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn't correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn't even circle Independence Day on a calendar.
We know you'd fare much better — but does anyone really understand the difference between a primary and a caucus? Is it really illegal to rip a dollar bill in half? What the heck is the Electoral College? And what's the deal with Guam — don't we, like, own them or something?
STUFF EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW answers all of these questions and many more. This handsome gift book features tons of illuminating Q&As, helpful how-tos, and insightful charts. It's a perfect gift for Americans of all ages!
This pocket-sized companion is filled with stuff every American should know.
Who played the first game of baseball? What’s a bicameral congress? Where did Mount Rushmore come from? Who is Geronimo and who do we yell his name when we jump?
Stuff Every American Should Know answers these questions plus great information on the Declaration of Independence, fireworks, the first Thanksgiving, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” assassination attempts on U.S. presidents, buffalo nickels, the Statue of Liberty, how to bake the perfect apple pie, and much, much more.
About the Author
Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese are the authors of Signing Their Lives Away and Signing Their Rights Away. Both are winners of Education Press Association awards. They live in North Carolina.
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